Animals & Wildlife

Danny Lipford on porch with dog.

Pet Home and Yard Improvement Projects for Dogs and Cats

Find out how to make your home and yard more pet friendly for your dog or cat, from keeping pets safe to preventing pet damage to your home. Watch this video to find out more.

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Garden plot with scarecrows and rubber owls.

Scarecrows in the Garden

As long as there have been farmers, there have been birds trying to eat their crops. And throughout the ages, farmers have tried to come up with ingenious ways to scare them off. But do scarecrows in your garden really work? Read on to find out.

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Slug eating leaf on plant

How To Control Slugs and Snails in Your Garden

If you’re wondering what’s been munching on the plants in your garden, there’s a good chance the culprits are slugs or snails. Read on to find out how to control these slimy garden pests.

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Ladybug or lady beetle

How To Use Predator Insects to Control Garden Pests

One of the best ways to control pests in your garden organically is through the use of beneficial predatory insects. Sometimes all you need to do is encourage the natural predators that already live in your yard; but you can also take steps to increase the population. Read on to find out more.

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King snake on ground

How to Avoid Snakes in Your Yard and Garden

Since snakes are cold-blooded and must seek out places to regulate their body temperature, spring and fall are seasons of increased snake activity. Read on to find out how to avoid snakes in your lawn or garden.

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Black snake with head raised

Dealing with Black Snakes Around Your Home or Garden

Black rat snakes and black racers are nonvenomous snakes that eat mostly rodents and other small animals. Read on to find out some common myths about black snakes and how to deal with any close encounters you might have in your yard or garden.

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Green June beetle on leaf

Attack of the Green June Beetles

I headed out to my garden early to pick vegetables and had charged well into the tangle of tomato plants before I heard and saw hundreds of huge, green June beetles swarming and buzzing all around me! Read on to find out more.

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Corn eaten by deer

Vegetable Garden Price to Pay for a Summer Vacation

Deer are abundant on our farm, but for most of the summer, they’ve left my garden well enough alone. However, when I went out of town for July 4th, the deer decided to have an Independence Day feast of their own, and our garden was the main dish! Read on to find out more.

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